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Ostentatious Victorian (Victorian H4273A)

by JVM Posted 4th Mar 2006 at 2:35 AM - Updated 2nd Apr 2006 at 10:54 PM by JVM : More Detail, answer questions
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Hello Ladies and Gentlesims

Your friendly neighborhood realty agent here. I just got my hands on this wonderfully ostentatious Victorian/country style colonial. Take a look at this layout.

This house includes a huge Master Suite that is about 50% of the ground level floor space. It includes His and Her walk-in closets, His and Her vanities a Dual Head shower room bath and small Privy with it's own door for privacy in those oh so private moments. And to the rear of the house has it's very own tea room for when you just need to get away from everything.

The Dining room has been modernized with arches covering half the wall space for view of the rest of the house with it's own little patio to the front of the house for the parties and to help air out the place.

The Kitchen also has been modernised quite extensively, though the pantry has been kept for that quaint old time feel.

The Den near the 3 car garage has it's own closet and bathroom and could very easily be made into a guest or 4 bedroom if you choose.

Upstairs has three bedrooms of almost equal size, two bathrooms, and a play room. There is also a lovely balcony area into the foyer for ease of seeing people coming and going. The play room also opens up on it's own coverd balcony over looking the backyard.

Over all Breakdown:
Master suite
3 bedrooms
1 den
4.5 bathrooms
Living room
family room
dining room
3 car garage
on a 5x4 lot

All this for only §166,672

Check out the photos and let me know what you think.

This lot has NO custom content it was all built with maxi's default materials.

This does not require The University expansion pack but you will need to use Clean Installer to install it without the expansion pack.

As for the Garages, No cars do not turn into them, they Teleport to the street and then drive off, The people teleport a second later. this can be quite amusing to watch the first couple of times. Cars also teleport back into the garages.

Turorial for the garages is here:

This is my first upload anywhere, if you people like it I will have many more of this type of house. I will also have this one with a basement. And after I get my hands on OFB there will be many many more wonderful victorian houses coming.

This and all others I may upload are based on actual house floor plans and because of this I will include a photo of the original or an artist conceptual drawing of the house.

It has recently come to my attention that a lot of people are using real floor plans to create their sim houses. While I obviously don't have an issue with this, I do have an issue with it being done badly. And most of these are done really badly. If people like I will write a tutorial on converting real houses to The Sims 2 and step people through the more difficult areas of it.

Things that might make this house more enjoyable
because the garage and service court are the closest doors to the sidewalk sims have a tendency to use them as the front door and the enter and leave the house to correct this I suggest using the following items in any combination.

J.M.Pescado's Authorized Personnel Only Security System:
I suggest this in the garage.

calakarad's Bamboozle Doors:
I suggest this on the service court garage door.

dolphin26's Antipedestrian Garage Door:
Can be used instead of the APO by J.M.Pescado

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 8:08 AM
How did you get the garages to go horizontal? Great house by the way

Sarcasm is the KEY to living a long and enjoyable life.
Test Subject
#3 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 8:42 AM
Yeah i'd also like to know how you got the garages horizontal?

& do they work properly? (like does the car turn into the garage)
#4 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 12:31 PM
I don't download too many big houses, but this one really captured my imagination. Great job and THANKYOU for sharing it.
Test Subject
#5 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 12:54 PM
Oh, this is sooooooo cool. Great job JVM.
I look forward to seeing more of your uploads
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 5:05 PM
Great house. curious as all the others about the garage.
Test Subject
#7 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 6:20 PM
I agree. How did you do that with the garages? But great house!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 6:26 PM
Wow very nice and very ostentatious.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#9 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 9:04 PM
A link to the Garage tutorial has been added to the original post. And thanks for your compliments.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 6th Mar 2006 at 6:33 AM
You did an excelent Job with the Building!
#11 Old 6th Mar 2006 at 8:42 AM
Beautiful lot. Thanks for sharing. You did a great job.
Test Subject
#12 Old 7th Mar 2006 at 12:29 AM
Oh my...I am so sad...I dl your other Victorian House but now realize you have to have UNI...please please please (yes I am begging), is there any way this house can be made without needing UNI...I have NL also...and if it can't, cant you make something as fabulous as this one that doesnt require UNI...I anxiously await your reply...and by the way, I posted in the other one and I still say, this is gorgeous...your work is to die for.